Minuscule food parts in mouth after wudhu

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Minuscule food parts in mouth after wudhu, does it had effected the wudhu from being valid ? i.e. they were floating in the mouth when rinsing mouth during wudhu.

And what is the ruling on doing wudhu when one has food particles between one’s teeth ?


Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

At the outset, it is not Fard (obligatory) to rinse the mouth during wudhu. If foods particles were stuck between the teeth, then whether the mouth was rinsed or not, the wudhu will still be valid.

It is preferable for a person who has food particles in his mouth, to remove it and rinse beneath it.

(Fatāwā Hindiyyah, Vol.1, Pg.13, Rashidiyyah)[1]

And Allah knows best
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[1] ولو كان سنة مجوفا فبقي فيه أو بين أسنانه طعام أو درن رطب في انفه ثم غسله على الأصح كذا في الزاهدي والاحتياط أن يخرج الطعام عن تجويفه ويجرى الماء عليه هكذا في فتح القدير والدرن اليابس في الأنف يمنع تمام الغسل كذا في الزاهدي والعجين في الظفر يمنع تمام الاغتسال والوسخ والدرن لا يمنع والقروي والمدني سواء والتراب والطين في الظفر لا يمنع